Hayashi, S., Souza Jr., C., Sales, M. & Veríssimo, A. 2011.
SAD detected 240 square kilometers of deforestation in Legal Amazon in August 2011 (first month of the new deforestation year). It represented a 15% increase regarding August 2010 when the deforestation totaled 209 square kilometers. From this total, 49% occurred in Pará, followed by Rondônia (19%), Mato Grosso (15%), Amazonas (9%), Acre (4%), Roraima (3%), and Tocantins (1%).
The degraded forests in Legal Amazon totaled 131 square kilometers in August 2011. Regarding August 2010 there was an expressive reduction (92%) when the forest degradation totaled 1.555 square kilometers. In August 2011, the degradation occurred especially in Mato Grosso (58%) and in Pará (21%).
In August 2011, the deforestation detected by SAD compromised 3.7 million tons of equivalent CO2 which represents a 9% increase regarding August 2010.
In August 2011, the cloud coverage was significantly reduced and it was possible to monitor 91% of Legal Amazon.